Vikings-Lions, Giants-Redskins highlight Thanksgiving Day schedule

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The NFL released its 2017 regular-season schedule Thursday, which features a number of marquee games.

Fans will have plenty to be thankful for during Week 12, with an entertaining slate of games on Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Day.

The Detroit Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings at 12:30 p.m. ET, pitting two divisional rivals that fought valiantly to no avail for the NFC North crown last year.

The Los Angeles Chargers will travel to play the Dallas Cowboys in a game featuring two high-profile quarterbacks in Philip Rivers and Dak Prescott, along with two of the NFL's young, star running backs with Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott cutting through the trenches.

In the final game of the evening, the Washington Redskins will host a Thanksgiving classic for the first time, with the New York Giants coming to town. Odell Beckham Jr. is arguably the NFL's most electrifying star, while the Redskins will look to make a playoff push after missing the festivities last year.